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- Pain medicine
Dr.Kanakarajan is one the senior consultant's in Pain Medicine in Aberdeen, and has been involved in management of spinal pain, neuropathic pain, abdominal wall pain and spinal cord stimulation for over 15 years. He has a full Team in the private sector that reflects his NHS practice. This includes access to medications for pain management, pain injections, psychological support and pain management physiotherapy. He works closely with neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, gynaecologists, and general surgeons.
Dr Kanakarajan qualified in 1993 and began his early postgraduate training in Anaesthesia in Mumbai, India. A move to UK enabled him to complete his specialist training in Anaesthesia in Birmingham School of Anaesthesia, West Midlands. His Pain Medicine training was complimented by dedicated fellowship at Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Liverpool. He was appointed as Consultant to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 2007, where he developed the multidisciplinary services to chronic pain patients.
Dr.Kanakarajan pioneered the technique of Ultrasound guided injections to the abdominal cutaneous nerves. He has organised over 6 cadaveric courses to teach various interventional pain management techniques, attracting international audience. He has more than 10 peer-review publications to his credit and actively participates in audit and pain research.
Areas of interest
Abdominal wall pain
Chronic Post Surgical Pain (CPSP)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Epidurals for pain management
Facet joint pain
Headache – Cervicogenic
Nerve blocks for pain management
Radiofrequency treatment for pain management (RF)
Sacro-iliac joint pain
Spinal cord Stimulation (SCS)
- Helen dow
- BMI Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place ABERDEEN AB10 1RW
- 07525 331044
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Facet joint denervation
Abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome
Sleep and Chronic pain
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Tamil - Native or bilingual
1. Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
Contin Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain 2015; 15(2): 60-63.
2. Aortocaval compression in obese pregnant mothers – an MRI study
International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2016; 26: 15-18
3. Radiofrequency techniques in pain management
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine 2013; 14(12): 543-545.
4. Sciatic nerve block following Piriformis injection under ultrasound and nerve stimulator guidance – a case report
Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine 2013; 38(5): S166-67.
5. Chronic abdominal wall pain and ultrasound guided abdominal cutaneous nerve infiltration – A case series
Pain Medicine 2011 12(3): 382-6.
6. Strong opioid use and misuse in chronic pain clinic
European Journal of Pain 2009; 13 (sup 1) S209.
7. High dependency care in an obstetric setting in the UK
Anaesthesia 2008; 63: 1081-6.
8. The role of epidural phenol in cancer patients at the end of life
Palliative Medicine 2008; 22: 777-8
9. Lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain: epidemiology, aetiology, presentation and Management
Reviews in Pain 2008; 2: 8-13.
10. Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia for labour: a survey of UK practice
International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2007; 16: 221-5.
11. Percutaneous test stimulation of spinal cord for permanent implants. Do they have a role?
Neuromodulation 2007; 10 (2) 200-201.
12. The challenges of obesity and obstetric anaesthesia
Current Opinion in Obstet & Gynaecol 2006; 18(6): 631-5
13. Epidural steroid injection therapy: prospective analysis of factors influencing the efficacy
European Journal of Pain 2006; 10 (Suppl. 1): S250.
14. Obesity and obstetric anaesthesia
Anaesthesia 2006; 61(1): 36 – 48.
15. Failed intubation in obstetrics: Has the incidence changed recently?
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2005; 94(5): 690.
16. Delayed onset refractory dystonic movements following propofol anaesthesia
Pediatric Anesthesia 2005; 15(7): 597-601
- MD University of Mumbai 1999
- FCPS College of Physicians and Surgeons 1999
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthesia, London 2002
- FFPMRCA Royal College of Anaesthesia, London 2007
Reference number 5203328
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council , 2007
Affiliations / memberships
North British Pain Association
British Pain Society
British Medical Association
International Association of Study of Pain
Spine Intervention Society
Association of Anaesthetists
- BMI Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place ABERDEEN...
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 01224 595993
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus - (1-5)
Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) - (1-5)
Epidural injection (lumbar) - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)